How To Avoid Food Emergencies- Giving In To Hunger or Craving

Healthy SnacksIf your goal for you and your children is health, then what you eat has got to be at the top of your plan for health. 

We are all born with a genetic blue print (hard wired DNA) that for 99.9% of us would allow for a life filled with health, energy, great brain power, and absence of disease. You might ask, “What world is this guy living in?” Well, that is exactly the point.  We are wired for health and a full vibrant life, BUT we do live in a world filled with health destroying land mines, detours, wastelands, and …. you get the picture.  Some health disasters might be unavoidable. Infectious diseases were a big trap that felt unavoidable and hence the vaccine push of the past 50-70 years.  While infectious diseases are still around, they are largely not the thing that will likely steal your child’s health in the 21st century.  The challenge today is toxins (topic of many of my blogs) and what you eat.  

Dr Mark Hyman (blog link below, author The Blood Sugar Solution) outlines the importance of having a plan and of carrying with you an emergency pack of food that you can have when you get a craving, or when your blood sugar drops and you are tempted to stop at the fast food or convenience store for what clearly would not be recognized as food by our ancestors. He points out that a diabetic wouldn’t leave the house without their insulin and some fast sugar source in case of emergency. Well, over 70% of us are pre-diabetic, and it is the food we eat and the things we drink that are killing us.

Here is a list Dr. Hyman gives of foods you might carry with you, or have handy, so you can avoid grabbing that cookie, cracker, candy bar, or sweet drink:

Things That Last Forever:

  • Canned wild salmon or sardines
  • Flax or seed crackers (Mary’s Gone Crackers)
  • Jerky (bison, grass-fed beef, or turkey—try Krave or Grass Fed Jerky Chews
  • Salmon Jerky (Vital Choice)
  • Nuts and seeds (almonds, walnuts, pecans, macadamia nuts, and pumpkin seeds)
  • Nut butter packets (almond, pecan, macadamia nuts – Artisana makes individual packs)
  • Coconut butter packets (Artisana brand is great)
  • Whole food or raw food protein bars (Raw Revolution and LÄRABAR are my favorites)
  • Artichoke hearts
  • Roasted red peppers


Easy-To-Prepare On-the-Go Snacks:

  •  Garbanzo beans with olive oil, lemon, garlic, and salt
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Hummus (Try Wild Garden single-serve packets that last a long time)
  • Cut-up carrots, cucumbers, pepper,s and celery in Ziploc baggies
  • Apple or pear



  • Dark chocolate (70%)
  • Dried figs
  • Dates

 Dr. Hyman’s blog can be found here…

Dr. Paul


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